Chandra Sekhar Yeleti

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Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Born (1973-03-04) 4 March 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
OccupationFilm director, Screenwriter
Years active2003–present

Chandra Sekhar Yeleti (born 4 March 1973) is an Indian film director, known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] He made his directorial debut with the Neo-noir crime film, Aithe, which garnered National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu, and the Nandi Award for Best Story for that year.[2] Another Neo-noir work Anukokunda Oka Roju has garnered two State Nandi Awards, including Best Screenplay for Yeleti.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Tuni on 4 March 1973. He studied in Ganavaram St.Johns until 10th grade. He is the cousin of Gangaraju Gunnam. He was married on 19 May.[5][6] He worked as an assistant Director under Gangaraju Gunnam for Little Soldiers. He had directed the first 10 episodes of Amrutham serial, which received pretty good response.

Breakthrough (2004–2015)[edit]

After working as an assistant director, Chandra Sekhar Yeleti made an outstanding debut with a small budget film titled "Aithe". That film was made on a shoestring/small budget of about 1.5 crores and went on to collect more than 6 crores. After almost two years he delivered another hit film "Anukokunda Oka Roju". Both the films were produced by Gunnam Gangaraju. After taking a gap of two more years, he directed his third film with Gopichand as the protagonist, titled "Okkadunnadu". In 2009, Yeleti directed his fourth film "Prayanam" with Manchu Manoj as the lead actor. After four year, Yeleti teamed again with Gopichand with an adventurous movie Sahasam.

In October 2015, Yeleti met Mohanlal and narrated a family subject to him. The plot was green-lit by Mohanlal, and Yeleti started production work for the Telugu drama thriller, titled Manamantha with an ensemble supporting cast including Gautami, Viswant Duddumpudi, Chandra Mohan, Vennela Kishore, Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Brahmaji, L. B. Sriram, P. Ravi Shankar and Nassar. The movie received good reviews from both critics and audience after the movie released on 5 August 2016.


Year Film Language Notes
2003 Aithe Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Story Writer
2005 Anukokunda Oka Roju Telugu Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer
Nandi Award for Second Best Feature Film
2007 Okkadunnadu Telugu
2009 Prayanam Telugu
2013 Sahasam Telugu
2016 Manamantha Telugu
2016 Vismayam Malayalam



National Film Awards
Nandi Awards


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